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May 29, 2012 11:30am PDT
president wasn't born in the united states. it shows john mccain brushing aside the issue at town hall meetings then asked, why won't mitt romney do the same? as recently as today romney has refused to -- >> many commuters are getting to work using alternate transportation because muni has shutdown two lanes for repairs. the entire n judah and parts of the j church light rail are closed for construction it will continue for the next six days. construction includes replacing mimi tracks. -- replacing muni traction. -- tracks. >>> an inconvenience buses are usually more crowded and they don't stop at the same stops so i have to transfer somewhere in the middle. >> the n judah will resume june 4th. >>> right now traffic is zipping along on the dumbarton bridge. the bridge reopened 3:00 this morning, two hours ahead of schedule after closing friday night for a weekend of seismic retrofit work. caltrans replaced a joint on the menlo park side with a new design that will better absorb shaking from an earthquake. >>> political and cultural icons and a california labor active are among th
KOFY
May 23, 2012 11:30am PDT
hoover to visit. >> this is our livingroom. the president of the united states is going to be in our livingroom tonight excitement, huge buzz. >> reporter: there is an inconvenience factor. streets will be closing. this downtown restaurant has to close early. no one seems to mind. >> it is something new for us we never have this before. looks like everybody is excited. >> reporter: most people were priced out of getting to see him tickets at the fox theater start at $250 up to $7500. norma is one who will have to settle for a spot on the sidewalk. >> it is amazing that he's gonna be here. i'm hoping i can see him even just a glimpse. >> reporter: tickets to the fox theater are sold out that's the cheapest event. earlier he's going to be at a private home tickets to that event are $38,800. reporting live in redwood city, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> house speaker john boehner will also be in the bay area tonight in hopes of picking up campaign cash the republicans will hold a fundraiser at the wood side of home -- of a billionaire. paul ryan will be in san francisco tomorrow mor
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May 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
united states. we are learning more about the covert double agent mission that undercovered a new al-qaedadadada underwear bomb. >> reporter: fbi directctor mumumueller teststififieieied be houseee judiciary committee todaday. he says al-qaeda is the top threat. others aree weieighing in on ths new bomb a and waiaiaiaiait mear thththe fight a a against terro. the -- the director laid it out. >> al-qaeda affiliates especially al-qaeda i inn t the arabian peninsula represesesent the top threat to the natition. >> reporter: saying g ththe g gp is decentrarararalizezezezed and to high profile attacks against the u.s.s.. u.s.s.s. s s s secucurity offffy others a bng trained. the fbi hasas the original dedevice thanks to a doublblble agent who sourceseseses tell abc7 news worked for a nonu.u.s. intelligence agency >> the bureau exploiting ied improvisededed explosive device seized overseas similar to the devices used in the past. >> h h having the bomb in its origigininal state, before it gs off, u.s. expepeperts now are ae to figure out how the bomb works. how it might be dedetecteded.
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May 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
to bring that tradition tolt united states, which is something they've been doing for the past several years. this is san antonio park in oakland. the first place was frank ogowa plaza. police officers had to try to contain tain them this, is the video of what happened earlier, after they blocked 14th street the police officers formed a line and pushed them back and at one point throwing a flash bang grenade. the police officers then boxed proestors in and after that the pro testors marched down here. they're now gathering in preparation for what may be another march at frank ogowa plaz yachl they have a permit to protest z right now they're gathering in preparation for hearing speeches and getting you know, rallying troops before they march back there to the area in front of oakland city hall. >> how is the crowd out there? looks like we've seen someone perhaps spit on the camera lens? >> yes. there is someone dumping spit on the camera lens and someone poured beer on my head just a moment ago. the crowd is agitated as what they'd refer to as the establishment. and they genera
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May 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
unprepared for the presidency and putting the united states in chaos. >> you mentioned bin laden's frustration with regional affiliate yits of al qaeda. what else did documents reveal about that? >> the documents showed osama bin laden was aware ask concern btd fact the muslim population around the world turned against al qaed yachl he blamed that on local affiliates and he thought they were engaging in too many turf battles and showed after september 11th he felt with attacks and invasion of afghanistan muslims might have been sympathetic to al qaeda but longer the war went on that he vap wait -- evaporated. >> thank you. >> we have a link for you to the bin laden documents. you'll find that under see it on tv. >> a blind chinese activist is repeating pleas to leave china for asylum to the u.s.. he took refuge in beijing u.s. embassy. and he says he wants u.s. officials to get him, and his family to the united states. >> i've been focused on what he wanted from day one. he said he did not want to go to the united states and telling many of the activist friends throughout the world
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May 19, 2012 6:00am PDT
diplomatic battle between the united states and china. also a health crisis. the blood test the government now wants all baby boomers to get and where you can get one today. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> right now a blind chinese activist is on his way to the united states, ending a month-long diplomatic tussle that tested u.s. relations with china. 40 hours ago he boarded a united airlines flight in beijing with his wife and children. they are headed to newark, new jersey where they are to arrive this evening. the activist received intense international attention after making a daring escape from a house arrest in his village last month and seeking protection inside the u.s. embassy inside beijing. >> terry: new this morning, quarantines have now been lifted on two central california dairy associated with mad cow disease of a federal officials found no link between the illness and food supplies to dairy cows. they tracked down two offspring. one was stillborn and another was found in another state and euthanized as a precaution. it tested negativ
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May 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
bring a safe saving end for a crisis between united states and china. and abc news has the story from new york. it's the latest twist and the chinese foreign ministry agreed it will allow the activist to apply fr a permit to study abroad. what the dissident wished for in his change of heart after hearing his family was being threatened. secretary of state hillary clinton addressed the situation for the first time since arriving in china for an economic summit. >> we're also encourage by official statement issued today by the chinese government confirming that he can apply to travel abroad. >> the chinese appeared to be easing their restrictions on chen. a stark difference from earlier images of officials shoving reporter as way from the hospital room. >> and there is staff and doctor was a chance to meet with him. and confirms he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can persue his studies. >> but this deal isn't welcomed by everyone. amnesty international called it an empty promise quote us us and other governments must demand the retaliation against chen's wider f
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May 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
hurt or killed in that enemy attack. >> on memorial day, a mum o of -- number of contribute united states saluting american who's gave their lives serving our country. a kc 10 from travis air force base flew over 300 people in the oldest military cemetery on the west coast. >> and i'm lucky. i have felt that i was fully supported. my dad served years ago and returned from his deployment, he had a harder time coming in. >> and in vallejo a moving tribute drew veterans and families to where three honor of medal are buried. >> members were honored at golden gate national cemetery. and there is a 40 years ago, vietnam veterans were being shunned by other communities. and also included a member of the tuskeegee airmen. >> a promise for mechl's vets. >> we'll make sure you and your loved ones received benefits you've earned and respect you deserve. >> words many hope he will deliver on. there is a story of a sug frel -- struggle for services and how the government delivered. >> this 93-year-old was at the meeting last monday with hundreds of other veterans. and this is to help them get t
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May 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
about afghanistan reaffirming united states intent to step down its role. there is is president obama said he's confident forces will be able to take the lead in their security by next year but leaders warning it could be a bumpy transition. there are is a trend in afghan zan. >> forces will take the lead for combat operations next year. >> and. >> there will be a significant presence in afghanistan. leaders declared not a combat role. >> this will not mark the end of the challenges. and our partnership with the country. >> but the confidence was countered by a blunt assessment about the two-year transition. >> we expect combat is going to tin there was a smaller crowd than the protest that turned violent on sunday. today, they took aim at bowing. marching through headquarters. >> yesterday, hundreds tried to push their way crosser to the site. police say one officer was stabbed. >> asking people to put themselves in harm's way knowing they're going to be assaulted and being able to take it? these guys are amazing. >> and u.s. and nato allies will be footing the bill for security afte
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May 23, 2012 6:00pm PDT
a remarkable story given this opportunity to meet and greet the president of the united states. >> there are a number of people that want to get attention about the landmark hangar one they want the president to step in to help safe that hangar. >> yes. it's probably unclear if they're able to, if he was able to see the signs. probably doubtful is what i mean to say. they want to safe hangar one, condemned about 10 years ago because it contains some pcbs. it's been stripped to the core. these folks want it restored and turned into a museum. hair hoping the president would agree and urge congress to provide the funds. >> carolyn before you go president is spending a lot of time talking at the foot of the stairs which is not what he did a couple weeks ago. are there members of the general public there? >> he's talking and walking over here now to this crowd waiting for him. as i said about 50-60 people. we tried to find out about some of the people. one family of four told us they had a friend who is in the secret service. and there is he is shaking hands with the first group of folks. i d
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May 15, 2012 1:05am PDT
today it's actually the single most popular cosmetic treatment in the united states. >>reporter: botox uses toxin to disable nerves and besides relaxing wrinkle also used to treat conditions ranging from pain to chronic muscle spasms even extreme sweating are bay area company believes it has new device that can accomplish what botox can do but without the toxin. >> this is the hand piece that is reusable. >>reporter: he's vice president of research at redwood city mio science. company has developed a system to freeze nerves. >> i'll place these meelingts ts into this gelatin this simulates soft tissue. >>reporter: he says the needle don't actually inject anything into a patient body. instead filled with a pressure refrig rant that super cool 3 or about 3 or 4 seconds at 45 it will start cooling and you can see the needles are beginning to form ice ball. >>reporter: he says that ice ball visible in the test material freezes the nerve without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. clint is the company ceo. >> we are not killing a nerve. it's a fancy way of saying we use cold, 30
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May 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
in the united states. >>reporter: botox uses toxin to disable nerves and muscles besides relaxing wrinkle also used to treat conditions ranging from pain to chronic muscle spasms even extreme sweating. now bay area company believes it has new device that can accomplish what botox can do but without the toxin. >> this is the hand piece that is reusable. >>reporter: he's vice president of research at redwood city mio science. company has developed a system to freeze nerves. >> i'll place these meelingtss into this gelatin this simulates soft tissue. >>reporter: he says the needle don't actually inject anything into a patient body. instead filled with a pressure refrig rant that super cool them in. about 3 or 4 seconds at 45 it will start cooling and you can see the needles are beginning to form ice ball. >>reporter: he says that ice ball visible in the test material freezes the nerve without harming the skin or surrounding tissue. clint is the company ceo. >> we are not killing a nerve. it's a fancy way of saying we use cold, 30 second dose over nerve and puts the nerve into hiberna
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May 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
mission. that is how the united states got possession of the new box. officials say the double agent provided crucial information that allowed the cia to carry out sunday's drone air strike that killed this man in southern yemen. he was on the fbi most-wanted list for a 2000 bombing of the uss cole. investigators say the new under wear bomb contained the same chemical used two years ago in a failed attempt to bring down cargo planes. in that case al qaeda hit bombs and he was not present in a previous under wear bomb that failed to detonate on christmas, 2009. >> this is an ongoing operation. i can tell you that this was a nonmetallic-type device. >> officials have not disclosed the identity, nationality or which intelligence service he works for. that agent is now safe in saudi arabia. >>> vip joe biden blaming republicans under former president george w. bush for allowing iran to advance into nuclear weapons program autos we took office, i'll remind you there was virtually no international pressure on iran and we were the problem. we were diplomaticly ice yol yaited in the wo
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May 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
fist time minorities make up more than half of the children born in the united states. 2010 census figures found an increase by almost 2% to include more than 36% of the total united states population much of that growth was fueled by a higher than expected hispanic count, the fastest growing ethnic group in the country. morning s also noted the weak economy has -- slowed immigration rates in the country. >>> foreclosures one of the main reasons people leaving their homes. >> jane king is live at the new york stock exchange with what is happening in the bay area real estate market as well as the stock market. >>> good morning. first of all, huge drop in san francisco foreclosures the up in of filings plunging more than 33% compared to a year ago more, 40% in san jose sunnyvale area according to realty track. not because of the people not defaulting. what is happening is california's one of 12 states where more homeses are being sold by owners before their home gets seized by the banks, the short sale that can be better for homeowners and the banks. still a sign that the housing mar
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May 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
united states. there was a documentary on the house this, is a bit of the production. >> some people say there is a curse on this house. it's said there has been murder in this house. outrageous claims about the building. >> there was a murder in the house in 1986. a security guard tacked two young girls, killing one of them n 1990s charles bartlet johnson and his wife, ann bought the house and put $30 million into rono vacations. it's a palace but not the place for a mitt romney fund-raiser says the head of the republican party in san francisco. >> it's a question would i have picked that venue? probably not. >> because? >> because there is that marie antoinette association. >> romney has shown difficulty in connecting with americans of more average income. and was quick to add this zinger about the army of small donors in the obama camp. >> some people don't have jobs three, four times later they're not giving this time around. big money is the only game in town. >> democratic side, state party chair john burton says romney should have made a different statement with his event. >>
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May 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
between low pressure over southwest yerp united states and high pressure over pacific. difference between the two is creating winds. there is a cold low pressure system going to drop down and this is going to bring in possibility of hours. -- showers, computer animation, you notice showers and snow into southern california mountains. snow into sierra friday afternoon. you can see it here. and as this low tracks south, we're going to see possibility of hours here in the bay area. and perhaps a couple hundredths of an inch. we'll put in a possibility. so i hope you know where umbrellas are, morning breezy again, temperatures into 50s and upper 0s into santa rosa and napa. 48 in santa cruz. winds not expected to drop off. we'll see breezy conditions. tomorrow afternoon, it's a windy and cooler day for you. fairfield 81 degrees for you today. tomorrow, 75 degrees. 72 santa rosa. there is san francisco, 61. northwestern winds, 20, 30. 57 in half moon bai. peninsula, mid-60s and oakland 67. there is 76 in antioch and san jose, 68 degrees and temperatures lower than where you should be at this t
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May 28, 2012 4:00pm PDT
contribute united states in the nation this memorial day honoring those who died serving our country. >> patriots were fighting for many things. for their families, their flag and above all, fighting for you. >> services made special pension this year of the end of the iraq war, as well as 50 years since our entry into the vietnam war. >> good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carolyn tyler. here in the way bay area another somber reminder of what memorial day is all about. >> today we learned one of the latest fallen soldiers is from salinas. and announced a 21-year-old specialist died in afghanistan this weekend. >> and there is a devoted son and soldier serving in operation enduring freedom. and today there was a reading that included reading of
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May 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
. diplomatic discussions still ongoing the united states was caught in the middle when the activist made a daring escape and traveled to the u.s. embassy. when he agreed to leave the embassy he did not know his wife had been beaten >> china's foreign ministry says chen can stud a broad. a possible resolution to this crisis. tahman bradley. >>> scientists turn to old technology, using an zeppelin to search for meteor fragments that crashed two weeks ago. it is based at move fit field in mountain view using -- moffitt field in mountain view. scientists say it is perfect because it is fly low and slow recovering the meteor many -- >> formation of the planet, origin of life and our planet it goes back to the beginning. >> those fragments are scattered for hundreds of miles. experts believe most are concentrateed east of sacramento. when it entered the as not fear it weighed more than 150,000 pounds now it is scattered all over. >>> you folks heard terry referencing the big full moon tomorrow, making people do crazy things. >> we don't need a full moon for that here. >> no, it will be interes
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May 20, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. president, i'm speaking to you and the people of the united states, the gratitude of the afghan people for that the support your taxpayer money has provided of the past decade. >> in the streets of chicago there were thousands who wanted not a thank you but an end to what many antiwar, antibiotic government protesters complain is a ruling elite running roughshod over the people. >> the made to -- nato generals need to have accountability to the service members serving under them. >> thousands marched peacefully from chicago's lakefront grant park to the mccormick place summit hall. the allies are now looking for $4 billion a year in pledges to support afghanistan after the war. abc news at the nato summit in chicago. >> alan: robin gib of the bee gees died this evening at age 62. gibb seen here with his brother barry was battling colon and liver cancer. he slipped into a comb ya this spring. robin and his brothers helped usher in the disco era with the sound track of the movie "saturday night fever." maurice gibb died in 2003. >> the deal between two california cities and amazon
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May 15, 2012 11:00pm PDT
headaches. europe banned 1200 chemicals. the united states only 10. >> if they aren't safe for use they shouldn't bea a product. >> you need to update the cosmetic laws and give the fda real authority to oversee this $60 billion industry. >> how far any new regulation should go is a subject of controversy. the campaign for safe cosmetics supports phasing out chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive harm and they want full disclosure of inyield yents -- ingredients and they call it overreaching. >> the difference between europe and here is stunning. >> completely different way of dealing with it. >>> twice in the past week two whales have been entangled in crab pods off the coast. this was first spotted in pacific grove. you can see the netting here in this photo. in the north bay, a rescue team freed this 25-foot gray whale in bodega bay. that whale was spotted last friday and he managed to cut the whale loose. >> working in a restaurant can be bad for your well being. a survey by health.com found such jobs can be thankless and unrewarding as well as physically stressful. other
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May 16, 2012 1:05am PDT
. the united states only 10. >> if they aren't safe for use o update the to update thect. cosmetic laws and give the fda real authority to oversee this $60 billion industry. >> how far any new regulation should go is a subject of controversy. the campaign for safe cosmetics supports phasinchemica chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive harm and they want full disclosure of inyield yents -- ingredients and they call it overreaching.reaching. >> the difference between europe and here is stunning. >> completely different way of dealing with it. >>> twice in the past week two whales have been entangled in crab pods off the coast. this was first spotted in pacific grove. you can see the netting here in this photo. in the north bay, a rescue team freed this 25-foot gray whale in bodega bay. that whale was spotted last friday and he managed to cut the whale loose. >> working in a restaurant can be bad for your well being. a survey by health.com found such jobs can be thankless and unrewarding as well as physically stressful. other similar bad jobs include soldier, cashier and lawyer
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May 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
different group. and there is now gaining popularity here in the united states. and they're using this as an opportunity to demonstrate not just in solidarity but for immigrant workers and ranks of migrant farmers to and there is folks with a lot of energy and oakland police are blocking streets as these folks make their way north. >> thank you and also joining on this day of pro test are the parents of students in five schools slated foreclosure, they did not anticipate the crush that would join them. we're live with that part of the story. >> they were rather peaceful and i can tell you not expected here and let me just explain this is supposed to be a rally. parents, teachers and members and of course kids zitd decided to protest on this day like mentioned before. there is a when they wanted to spread the word and rally was to be held at this park. they were told to leave the plaza earlier they decided to come here and after hearing about the confrontations this morning, parents decided it was not safe for kids and many of them left. >> you said this would be a safe march. it's hard
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May 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. why? bin laden believed that biden was unprepared to be president and would leave the united states into a crisis. documents seized a year ago during that raid that killed bin laden in his pakistan hideout. >> because of the interest in and on this anniversary in the mission that led to his demise this was deemed an appropriate time to release them. >> and he was frustrate that had spinnoff groups were unable to win public support and worried poorly planned attacks were leaving too many innocent muslims dead. there is a link under see it on tv. >> and california state fire officials paying attention to reports that terrorists may try to use wildfires as next weapons. al qaeda's english language magazine is offering advice on how to start a huge forest fire how to read weather maps and make timed explosives and bombed to set fires in the u.s., montana is one likely target. and there is cal fire sweeching watch. >> a wildfire can inflict damage. >> and also says an earn born al qaeda leader urged the use of population centers. >> and moving on, facebook set a price for its publ
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May 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
from closure. >> a united states airmen missing more than 60 years gets a proper burial he deserves tonight at the press rid yido. >> technology allowing your cell phone to be embedded in your skin. michael finney shows us how. c >>> a celebration in the south bay today on word it has been spared from closure this summer. efforts to keep dozens of state parks open is far from over. david louie is live at the park for us right now. david? >> there is some dangers having cake here. to celebrate their campaign to keep the park open. but as you said there are still several major parks still in jeopardy. 17 doomed parks have been saved from closure because of grass roots fund raising efforts we've seen a lot of really exciting moves by nonprofit organizations and foundations based in san francisco. and they've celebrating contributions to individuals as well as, cities and county autos cuts put 70 parks on the hit list. and there is a successful campaign keeping the park largest in northern california out of danger for three years. and dan mccraney was a principle ben factor. >> you're d
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May 16, 2012 6:00pm PDT
soccer saying it's huge everywhere except in the united states. you can see it's gaining popularity here, too. and not just among koreans. >> and i love everything about k pop. music, learics, the men, message behind the songs. catchy dance move autos at 1:00... the wait was over. >> thank you so much. and fans were excited. to say the least. >> one fan is looking on the bright side. >> the more people like it the more they'll come here and perform. >> let the korean wave begin. >> in oakland jonathan bloom abc 7 news. >> that concert is monday night at shore line amphitheater. you'll find a link on abc 7 news.com if you want to watch live on you tube. >> bring your ear plugs. screaming will be loud, i bet f you visited civic center it's hard not to notice the new flower sculpture outside of the art museum. the 25 foot tall sculpture sets the tone for contemp rarey art. you can't get more contemp rarey than this flowering wave. and this exhibition begins friday continuing throughout early september. >> that red lotus popped on the gray skies. >> indeed. looked nice. spencer christia
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May 22, 2012 6:00pm PDT
under see it on tv. >> and there is a restaurant claimed to be the oldest italian eatry in the united states served it's last meal after being in business 126 years, opening in 1886 by the dell monty family. as a bordello. and a fire in 2005 forced owners to move to mason street. and in 2008 business suffered and it just never recovered. >> that is like a wife. and she tried to divorce me. >> great food. and it's warm feeling to be in the restaurant. from start to finish. >> there is hope for customers and talk of opening another restaurant soon. >> sad to see it go. >> and there is an update on the accu-weather forecast. >> there is a nice picture showing clouds over lake merced today. and there is clear on the coast and sunny into the state including bay area, we have interior areas in the bay area. it's going to get up to 80 degrees, we'll see mid to upper 70s inland around the bay, highs into upper 60s to about 70s. breezy, cooler on the coast. here is the accu-weather forecast. there is temperatures we'll see 82 again, tuesday. >> and sports is coming up next. @ae@e@e@e@e@ >>> co
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May 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
sudden death. >> coming up, united states hits a milestone. the complexion is changing and so are the politics. >> and there is traffic on the skyway. you can see our cameras there bobbing up and down because of the wind. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues right after this. >>> checking healthy living news there is another woman diagnosed with an infection from a rare flesh eating bacteria and is being treated in greenville memorial hospital and she was diagnosed just days after giving birth to twins. it is the same bacteria that causes strep throat. experts say it affects everyone differently. and doctors say her case is less serious than that of a georgia student who lost a leg after contracting a different bacteria. >> one of the popular antibiotics on the market may be deadly for certain people. known as x pack. abc 7 news spoke with dr. richard beser who says we should not panic. >> the x -- z pack can feel like a life saver. >> people have an emotional attachment. >> researchers studied 540,000 medicaid patients and found the popular antibiotic can be a killer. the s
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May 17, 2012 4:30am PDT
make up more than half of the children born in the united states. 2010 census figures found the minority make-up increased by almost 2% to include over 36% of the total u.s. population. much of that growth was fueled by higher than expect hispanic count. weak economy has slowed immigration rates into the country. >>> members of a watchdog group in washington are calling attention to a medical bill getting fast tracked through congress they say it is shortchanging the safety of patients this involves medical implant devices such as hip replacements, an knowing the use of new devices without testing as long as they resembled devices previously approved even if the originals went through a recall for safety defects. richard carp per had hip -- -- >> got into my muscle and they had to remove 10% of my muscle. they are not going through the approval they take the same chances i took and what happened to me? >> doctors had to replace his metal hip last year when he found out the first hip had not been thoroughly tested. >>> new research shows caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee drink
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May 17, 2012 11:00pm PDT
highest wind gusts were. >> facebook is poised to become most valuable company in the united states tomorrow. just 8 years old the social networking giant expected to be worth more than 100 billion dollars. making it bigger than disney, ford and mcdonald's. 7 news reporter john alston is at facebook in menlo park where employees are holding an all night hack a thon. >>reporter: if you listen closely you might here a big ka ching. employee work on new project for the company and tomorrow is a big payday. the beer is flowing tonight in silicon valley. facebook share year ago pre-market selling how many did he buy. >> lake to keep that confidential but let's just say i'm buying pitchers tonight. >>reporter: excitement evidence from the nature spots at palo alto where tech employee like to unwind to nearby menlo park where facebook set the initial price of the stock at 38 dollars a share. >> ask me when it hits a hundred. bit might have been high but for a company that has a long-term potential for growth, that's what the market is betting. our better are down. >>reporter: the better are expecte
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May 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the imported shrimp contained illegal cancer causing antibiotics that are banned in the united states. coming up tonight on world news at 5:30 what the fda is doing about this problem and what you need to look out for next time you buy shrimp. >> one action group called save california is running a media campaign against harvey mic day. >> your boys and girls being targeted for immoral indoctrination at school on harvey mic day. >> save california is urging parents to keep kids home on tuesday. many school districts dedicate some of the day to gay rights pioneer. but safe california says students should not be forced to participate without written consent. it's the second year california held a day honoring harvey mic. -- milk. >> and the fastest growing population in the count story made up of asians and pacific islanders. there is some bay area trailblazers talking about the issues facing this growing community. chef lee talks about food and science. >> there are opportunities as chefs now that chefs from a previous generation didn't have. and it's to interact and work to fin
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May 9, 2012 11:00am PDT
terrorist group is still a huge threat to the united states. we are learning more about the covert double agent mission that undercovered a new al-qaeda underwear bomb. >> reporter: fbi director mueller testified before the house judiciary committee today. he says al-qaeda is the top threat. others are weighing in on this new bomb and wait means for the fight against terrorism. the -- the director laid it out. >> al-qaeda affiliates especially al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula represent the top threat to the nation. >> reporter: saying the group is decentralized and committed to high profile attacks against the u.s.. u.s. security officials say others are being trained. the fbi has the original device thanks to a double agent who sources tell abc7 news worked for a nonu.s. intelligence agency >> the bureau exploiting ied improvised explosive device seized overseas similar to the devices used in the past. >> having the bomb in its original state, before it goes off, u.s. experts now are able to figure out how the bomb works. how it might be detected. a heck of a lot easier when the
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May 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
occur and it's average that 75 athletes die in the united states every year on a playing field. >> ama: 900 athletes signed up for the free test. 9% of the athletes had abnormal ekgs. >> alan: this weekend you can catch a glimpse of a rare solar eclipse. the ring of fire eclips when the move moves across the sun, block everything but a halo oflight. the prime viewing tomorrow tomorrow is 6:00 30. here in the bay area we'll see a partial eclipse. more like a c rather than a halo. last ring of fire eclipse was not 1994, and make sure you have protective eye wear when viewing. >> ama: don't look at it unless you're wearing this. i don't know how you can see it. i can't see anything. >> alan: they're like little welder glasses but you can get them at any science store. >> leigh: or just take a little pin, stick it through the paper like this, and then put it down, and you can look down on it. don't look directly at the sun. >> ama: look down? >> leigh: on the piece of paper. >> alan: but it's cooler with the glasses. >> ama: you look so cool, leigh. >> leigh: i know. i'm going to t
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May 23, 2012 11:00am PDT
to visit. >> this is our livingroom. the president of the united states is going to be in our livingroom tonight excitement, huge buzz. >> reporter: there is an inconvenience factor. streets will be closing. this downtown restaurant has to close early. no one seems to mind. >> it is something new for us we never have this before. looks like everybody is excited. >> reporter: most people were priced out of getting to see him tickets at the fox theater start at $250 up to $7500. norma is one who will have to settle for a spot on the sidewalk. >> it is amazing that he's gonna be here. i'm hoping i can see him even just a glimpse. >> reporter: tickets to the fox theater are sold out that's the cheapest event. earlier he's going to be at a private home tickets to that event are $38,800. reporting live in redwood city, amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> house speaker john boehner will also be in the bay area tonight in hopes of picking up campaign cash the republicans will hold a fundraiser at the wood side of home -- of a billionaire. paul ryan will be in san francisco tomorrow morning
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May 20, 2012 5:00pm PDT
people of the united states. the gratitude of the afghan people for the support that your taxpayer money has benefited is over the past decade. >> nato allies are looking for $4 billion in pledges a year to support afghanistan of the war. the summit runs through tomorrow. >> ama: pakistan's government says it blocked the use of twitter there after the company refused to remove tweets that are offensive to islam. the service went offline in pakistan yesterday. pakistan's top communications officials are saying it made the decision after tweets promoted a facebook competition that called on youers to post images of the prophet muhammad. muslims frown on it because they don't want the prove photo be idolizees. the country restored the ban. >> alan: thousands are expected to turn their eyes to the sky to watch a solar eclipse known as the ring of fire, when the sun will appear as a thin ring behind the moon. it should begin at 5:15 but the prime viewing time is 6:30. the chabot science center is hosting a viewing party. the last ring of fire eclipse was in 1994. >> nasdaq apologizes to
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May 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
him in another province. >> now of course, as part of our dialogue the united states raises the importance of human rights and fundamental freedoms. because we believe that all governments do have to answer to citizens' aspirations for dignity and the rule of law. and that no nation can or should deny those rights. >> now, chen says he fears for his family's safety unless they leave china. china has gone as far as asking the u.s. for an apology over the incident. >>> jobless numbers may have investors breathing a sigh of relief. >>> jane king is live at the new york stock exchange with more on what those numbers are suggesting. >>> hello. good morning. a mixed bag of jobs numbers out this week. what happened today, fewer people filing for first time unemployment benefits last week than what was expected. that's easing concern a bit that maybe the market might be taking a turn for the worst, we'll get the big monthly report that comes out tomorrow. a lot of economists say they do expect tomorrow's report to show job growth is weakening we'll find out tomorrow for sure. the market
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May 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT
biggest race in the united states. 715 miles and eight stages on streets and highways with california patrolmen clearing the way. this is highway 1 from eight miles of a 10% grade on bonnie doon. we asked how he gets through one of the things after 19 years. >> this is so hard. it's stressful. you're trying to stay out of trouble. and your legs and lungs hurt. >> now there is an end of a very tight race experts tell us. and there is peter saggan. tomorrow they will do it all over again. 117 and tomorrow going from san jose to livermore and will be leaving at 11:15 a.m. from the community community center. there is no rest if you bide a bike professional in california this week. >> five hours on a very tiny seat. >> yes. >> this is grueling. >> you can keep track on twitter on abc 7 news bay area and facebook.com/abc 7 news. >> thank you. a san bruno homeowner stepping up calls to make pg&e accountable for action autos and toning down a newsan caused by san francisco's number one industry keeping revenue rolling in. >> i'm sandhya patel. warmer weather is coming to the bay area, i'll s
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May 18, 2012 6:00pm PDT
computer science. >> i was too shy to ask the boys in class for help. >> and she came to the united states. and her personal live was dictated by her father. and that meant an arranged marriage. >> i stuck through it trying everything i could. meant changing myself trying different ways of communicating with my partner. with his parents. >> she got the courage to get divorced. she was accepted at stanford business school. during a class she came up with the idea for piazza meaning a gathering place in it tallin. she remembered long nights full of home work in college. stuck on a tough problem with no help. >> i started with a very problem, how can a student stuck get unstuck at 4:00 a.m. we solve that had. >> it's a web site linking students online. professors at university can register their class then students post questions. jacob used it as stanford. >> it's people helping you out. >> students and teaching assistants and professors can post answers. the information remains up for the whole class to see. >> it's helpful to be able to see what previous students asked. a lot of que
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May 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
united states was caught in the middle when the blind activist made a daring escape from house arrest and traveled to the u.s. embassy in bay thing -- in beijing. when chen agreed to leave the embassy he did not know his wife had been beaten. he has become a symbol of human abuse rights in china. tahman bradley, abc7 news. >>> scientists are using old technology in a modern day quest. turning to a zeppelin to search for meteor fragments that crashed to earth two weeks ago in see rather foothills. the zeppelin is based in mountain view but using an airstrip in sacramento are -- for the project. scientists say it is perfect because it can fly low and slow. the fragments are scattered for hundreds of miles but concentrated east of sacramento. >>> time for a look at the zeppelin weather forecast i am >> i -- i was thinking sfo. >> clouds starting to break a little, there was drizzle earlier may still be in the higher elevations even that is starting to come to answer. i saw the blimp flying over at&t yesterday even during some of that drizzle that was cool. i took a picture maybe will put
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May 20, 2012 6:00am PDT
. the united states only ten. >> if they aren't safe for use they shouldn't be in a product. >> we need to update the 1938 cosmetics law and give the fda real authority to oversee this industry. >> how far any new regulation should go is a subject of controversy. the campaign for save cosmetics, phasing out chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive harm and full disclosure of ingredients but the trade group calls it overreaching and calls for simply greater oversight. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> carolyn: meteorologist lisa argen here now. the forecast down the line not look so good for memorial day, but you will get to that. >> lisa: yes, so enjoy today. we will see changes as soon as tomorrow but the changes get more widespread and more dramatic as we head throughout the work week. so today we are starting out with the clear and warmer air mass. in fact,, we are look at numbers in the 50s, some upper 50s. but it's cooler at the coast with low 40s there but we will warm up quickly all around the bay because generally we have that warmer air mass in place, and overall a nor
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May 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
bomb under wear plot against the united states. the question tonight would the under wear upgrade have gotten through airport security? >> shrimp boy talks. the one time enforcer of chinatown's gang says he is a new man but police aren't so sure. >> and now on to giants baseball. >> there is bad news for giants. >> and their bull pen. >> yes. >> and this particular situation is something we haven't seen a lot of lately. there is baseball cleaning itself up. giants opening tonight in l.a.. there is a hole in the pull ben -- bull pen. according to the commissioners office mota tested positive for a drug that can be used to burn fat and build muscle mass. he's struggled with giants and no word yet on who giants will call up to replace him in the pen. the team saying the giants ever disappointed to learn of the suspension. and baseball suspended philly's pitcher five games for deliberately hitting rookie brice harper in the back. after the game he admitted this is his old school way of welcoming a highly-touted rookie. and this is batter stuff. one after the mazing catches you'll see. pine
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May 20, 2012 5:00am PDT
. and one suspected of causing headaches. europe has banned 1200 chemicals. the united states only ten. >> if they aren't safe for use they shouldn't be in a product. >> we need to update the 1938 cosmetics law and give the fda real authority to oversee this industry. >> how far any new regulation should go is a subject of controversy. campaign for save cosmetics, phasing out chemicals that cause cancer and reproductive harm and full disclosure of ingredients but the trade group calls it overreaching and calls for simply greater oversight. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. >> carolyn: you might feel sluggish after eating too much sugar but one study says you can recharge by taking omega 3s. researchers made the discovery by giving mice both high fructose corn syrup and omega three fatty acids. and it is another study how sugar can slow down brain function. omegas 3 can protect the brain against the harmful effects of sugar. it's found in fish like salmon and mackerel. but our director, jerry sandy, likes to give lisa argen and myself chocolates every morning to get us revved up and g
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May 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of america does the same. 10 of the largest banks in the united states were surveyed for this study. >> the state assembly approved a bill providing $1 billion in aid for middle class college students. funding has yet to pass. it would cut tuition at cal state campuses by $3700 a year and far family was incomes below $150,000 a year, money coming from changing the formula for taxing out of state companies doing business here, but funding measure hasn't been he debated yet and faces stiff competition from republicans. >> and how big of a tip to you believe your favorite waitor? how about 18,500%? it happened. greg rubar has been a waiter 16 years, saturday, two of his regulars gave him the shock of his life. >> he said we're going to throw something in but not going to tip you for a while. this is for you. and go buy a nice car. >> the couple knew greg lost his car in a storm several weeks ago, wanting to help finishing their $27 lunch and handed him an envelope with 5,000s ndz cash. how nice is that? >> really nice un believable. >> and thank you. >> and let's turn our attention to
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May 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT
considering approving an over the counter hiv test for use in the united states. this test uses an oral swab. a trial found it correctly detected hiv 93% of the time. and fda isn't convinced this is a good idea. if approved fda estimates about 3800 cases per year would go undiagnosed. is your alarm clock making you fat? there are researchers studdeed a phenomenon where people wake up one time during the week and sleep in on weekends. finding too much variation is linked to weight gain. experts say maintaining a consistent schedule is healthier in the long run and there is a diet plan that allows cheese, bacon and wine but only at certain times of the day. >> this is about using foods the same time of the day your body uses to process. >> it's important to take sweets. >> chocolate? >> yes. dark chocolate. it's good. >> wine? wine. yes. two glasses. >> yes. yes. >> that is sounding better and better, you can learn more tonight on 2020 at 5:00 right here on abc 7. >> chocolate wine, and sleep later, it appears one executive would rather renounce citizenship then get hit with a hefty
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May 29, 2012 11:00am PDT
president wasn't born in the united states. it shows john mccain brushing aside the issue at town hall meetings then asked, why won't mitt romney do the same? as recently as today romney has refused to -- >> many commuters are getting to work using alternate transportation because muni has shutdown two lanes for repairs. the entire n judah and parts of the j church light rail are closed for construction it will continue for the next six days. construction includes replacing mimi tracks. -- replacing muni traction. -- tracks. >>> an inconvenience buses are usually more crowded and they don't stop at the same stops so i have to transfer somewhere in the middle. >> the n judah will resume june 4th. >>> right now traffic is zipping along on the dumbarton bridge. the bridge reopened 3:00 this morning, two hours ahead of schedule after closing friday night for a weekend of seismic retrofit work. caltrans replaced a joint on the menlo park side with a new design that will better absorb shaking from an earthquake. >>> political and cultural icons and a california labor active are among th
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May 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
upper 80s to mid 90s from the east coast into the central united states. severe weather could affect detroit, chicago, st. louis, dallas those would be areas for possibility of delays. use our flight tracker at abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> this morning there are new questions being asked about the structural integrity of the new eastern span of the bay bridge. the sacramento bee is reporting caltrans' records show a builder may have compromised the tower. the builder did not report a section of concrete in the foundation failed to harden before it was tested and that failure meant no examination or repair was done. also, records show two of the piles built to whole the main tower were not tested -- to bill the main tower were not tested properly. >>> two lightning caused fires in the national forest have grown to 122,000 acres. winds are -- lighter winds are helping. fires burned a dozen homes and threatening a privately owned ghost town. homeowners are waiting and worrying. >> really hope that if anything is destroyed by fire that people have a good spirit and they can rebuild. >
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May 18, 2012 1:05am PDT
highest wind gusts were. >> facebook is poised to become most valuable company in the united states tomorrow. just 8 years old the social networking giant expected to be worth more than 100 billion dollars. making it bigg than disney, ford and mcdonald's. 7 news reporter john alston is at facebook in menlo park where employees are holding an all night hack a thon. >>reporter: if you listen closely you might here a big ka ching. employee work on new project for the company and tomorrow is a big payday. the beer is flowing tonight in silicon valley. facebook share year ago pre-market selling how many did he buy. >> lake to keep that confidential but let's just say i'm buying pitchers tonight. >>reporter: excitement evidence from the nature spots at palo alto where tech employee like to unwind to nearby menlo park where facebook set the initial price of the stock at 38 dollars a share. >> ask me when it hits a hundred. bit might have . bitn high but for a company that has a long-term potential for growth, that's what the market is betting. our better are down. >>reporter: the better are >>repor
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May 11, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. turns out he isn't the only rich guy defriending the united states. >>> a community bans together to fight prostitution. the plan to move them away from their kids. its coming up at 9:00 and 11:00. >> and there is football to talk about. >> yes. there is rookie mini camp. there is a quick lesson for 49ers first round draft pick. there is he must get into shape. not like is he overweight. speed of the game and endurance more demanding in college football and illinois. they worked out today in santa clairea. head coach said it's clear they all need to be fa nat cal. >> it's in the a panic button there. is a process. goal goals from a-x. we'll get them there. >> and this is happening all the time. it's been on the road so. this, you know, i'm back home, and i'm going out there. you can see this. there is a different ball game tomorrow. >> and they'll get it. former stanford quarterback davita prichyard invited back to camp. and there is couldn't pass up the opportunity to throw the ball one more time. >> coach just keep calls me up and said what do you think about coming out to rooki
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May 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
any other project in the history of the united states and do it effectively. this is a huge, huge concern. >> administrators say it is not unprecedented and point out $1.3 billion is not under deadline. they point out the retro fit has a rate of $1.8 million a day. and there is the project that had a strong team in place. high speed rail hasn't had a cfo for months. high speed rail says it's ramping up the staff including an energy. -- engineer and is confident face one can be bill on time. >> the contractors and people who are reaping the -- preparing the bids now if they didn't think they can do it they won't be spending $6 million to $8 million each. >> this is going to be a major right after this ook a group cautioned a committee that more needs to be done. lawmakers will vote on whether to approve bond money for the bullet train's first wave. >> and there is another drop in stock prices. the dow lost ground today and traders seem more concerned than a positive manufacturing report here at home. sales edged up slightly and home depot said profits are up 28% and contractors hav
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May 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
local doctors treated him and recommended he return to the united states for surgery. he was discharged from the hospital and days later he says he was beaten and robbed. >> i was kicked in the head and thrown in a dumpster. had broken teeth and fractured ribs. >> the same day that attack he received this e mail from his insurance company. now known as alaan. assistance department reviewed your request and is unable to authorize dare. documents outlining his policy show before his trip he purchased 25,000s ndz coverage for medical and dental care. this bill he said he received from the hospital was $4500. travel attorney is providing assistance in the lawsuit against both for breech of contact and fraud. >> he thinks he's going to third world and should take it. and this is the way they treat you. they've got costs inside. >> telling us we covered his bill in the amount of $11,000. he declined to answer our question. but troubles didn't end with the second attack. days after he says two bandits attacked him again in a crime of opportunity. >> i was held for the better part of 30 hours a
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May 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
about phone shall investments he could have made. there is no money out tlchl our united states government could have found it if there was. >> this stings for investors because of the life style mcconville led with their money. building this 80 acre estate where he kept $6 million worth of antiques art and jewelry and a classic car collection valued at $1.5 million. >> where are the 20 cars? jim? lamborghinies and the rest? >> he bank rolled a horror movie. >> and he appeared in a trailer for the film. prosecutors say he passed some money through family members and used his daughter as the sole name on various companies. mcconville recruited bank employees to help in this scheme. seven have been convicted and five still waiting to be sentenced. you can see reports at abc 7 news.com and just quick where it says i team. >> that story had a big impact. >> there is a huge impact and there is this business of meat glue. >> a state lawmaker is taking action after an investigation into meat glue. we showed how there is sometimes a powder to combine pieces of meat otherwise discarded into a steak
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